MS ECONOMICS

This is a 2-year weekend program following the completion of 16 years of education i.e. BS Economics or conventional MA/MSc Economics. Major focus of the program is to provide training and advanced knowledge in the subject of Economics. The program will be unique regarding maintaining high quality education offered in the selected areas, in which there is a significant demand in the market. In this way, we will be bringing a significant change in the market and shall be playing a vital role in the development of the country.

Students may opt for PhD after completion of MPhil program with some advance courses. MS Economics will enhance knowledge of the students which will provide them an edge for competing for job in the market. After completion of MS, a student will have exposure to those courses and skills which are helpful to pursue a doctoral program or enter the teaching/research professions. Major focus of the program is to provide training and advanced knowledge in the subject of Economics. The program will be unique regarding maintaining high quality education offered in the selected areas, in which there is a significant demand in the market. In this way, we will be bringing a significant change in the market and shall be playing a vital role in the development of the country.

The employment opportunities for holding MS Economics are manifolds compared to their current supply. In fact, several vacancies remain unfilled due to lack of competent graduates. In the public sector; Ministries of Planning and Development, Finance, Labor & Manpower, Economic Affairs, and Industries, Economists and Planners group are looking to hire competent graduates in Economics holding higher degrees. Similarly, research institutes like Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Punjab Economic Research Institute (PERI), State Bank of Pakistan, Training Institutes in the Public Sector and Applied Economics Research Centre, Karachi are continuously looking for high quality workforce with Economics degrees. Beside this, Chambers of Commerce & Industries and similar other institutes are also interested to hire such specialists. In the Public sector at Federal level, new service Group named Economic Management Group (EMG) has been created for which there will be a significant demand for Economists. In brief, there is a healthy demand for the above programs. The MS degree is now an entry-level requirement for teaching in most of the colleges and universities in Pakistan, thus MS graduates are also in demand for colleges having master level programs.

Semester 1 Semester 2
ECON 501 Advanced Microeconomics 3 (3-0) ECON 502 Advanced Macroeconomics 3 (3-0)
ECON 505 Applied Econometrics 3 (3-0) ECON 506 Research Methods 3 (3-0)
Elective-I 3 (3-0) Elective-II 3 (3-0)
Semester 3 Semester 4
Elective-III 3 (3-0) ECON 699B Research Thesis B 9 (0-9)
Elective –IV 3 (3-0)
ECON 699A Research Thesis A 3 (0-3)
Faculty Social Sciences and Humanities
Study Level Postgraduate
Degree Length 2 Years
Attendance Type Full Time
Total Credit Hours 36
Entry Fall Semester

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Sixteen years of education with major in Economics. Must have first division at master level CGPA = 2.5 OR Second Division in MA/ MSc Economics/MB Econ OR equivalent degree in Economics (sixteen years of education)
  • GAT/GRE/ Deptt. Entry test will be required for admission

Selection Criteria

  • NATE score
  • Interview score
  • Past academic achievements
  • Merit of students will be determined based on weighted aggregation of NATE score (30%), interview score (20%) and past academic achievement (50%).

Note

  • Students who are waiting for results can apply provisionally but must submit a complete official transcript at the time of interview.
  • CGPA in the last degree will be counted towards past academic achievements.
  • Candidates who fail in the NATE are not eligible to appear in the interview.